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Author: Peter Forbath Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781624607608

Publisher Description

In the greatest adventure of the Victorian age, a famous explorer makes a heroic relief expedition to a beleaguered British outpost deep in the heart of Africa.

The British Empire, at its zenith, is shocked by the fall of Khartoum and the murder of General Gordon. But word reaches London that all is not lost; one garrison, commanded by the Emin Pasha, still holds out against the Mahdi leading the rebellion against the British in the Sudan. The Emin Pasha is hailed as a hero of mythic proportions, Gordon’s successor, and England’s hope. From the Queen to the mob, his rescue is demanded.

But only one man is up to the challenge of this mammoth expedition across 5,000 miles of the uncharted Congo, where no white man has walked: Henry Morton Stanley, a hero of amazing complexity and daring. Whatever the cost, Stanley will rescue the Emin Pasha.

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this a while ago, but recall it being a powerful story of Livingston....it provides a slightly different look at his journeys and his motives. Really good. "

    - Marty, 11/13/2013
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    " This book is so superbly written that I could almost feel the heat of Africa - and almost started slapping mosquitoes off my skin! "

    - Fi, 11/5/2013
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    " One of the best books ever written about Henry Morton Stanley's exploration of the Congo. "

    - Anthony, 10/2/2012

About the Author

Peter Forbath lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.